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Julia Stronks

Julia Stronks
Julia Stronks practiced law and is a professor of political science at Whitworth University in Spokane. She writes about faith, law and public policy. Her most recent book, written with her mother Gloria Goris Stronks, Professor emeritus of Calvin College, is Teaching to Faith, Citizenship and Civic Virtue (Resources Publications: Wipf and Stock, 2014)

Conservative Christian Bakers, LGBT Couples and the Supreme Court

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited decision in the Colorado Masterpiece Cakeshop case. The decision is being heralded as a win for conservative Christians and a loss for LGBT justice advocates, but it was neither.

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Wonder Woman, solidarity and discrimination law

The coming years are going to be difficult as we see courts grapple with the balancing act between protection of conservative religious belief and protection of civil rights.

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Our heroes help us understand ourselves

I have three heroes. My mom grew up in a Midwestern farm community that today values President Trump and conservative biblical interpretation. But somehow my mom became a teacher who stood with Jews and African Americans in early 1960s Nashville.

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Supreme Court Immigration Decision: do not despair

SpokaneFāVS readers are likely confused and frustrated by the recent U.S. Supreme Court immigration decision. I think that people of faith can reasonably disagree about the complicated issues of separation of powers and federalism raised by this case.

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